Engineering Materials - MCQs Part VI

Compiled MCQs in Engineering Materials Part 6 of the series as one topic in General Engineering and Applied Sciences (GEAS) in the ECE Board Exam.

MCQs in Engineering Materials Part 6

This is the Multiples Choice Questions Part 6 of the Series in Engineering Materials as one of the General Engineering and Applied Sciences (GEAS) topic. In Preparation for the ECE Board Exam make sure to expose yourself and familiarize in each and every questions compiled here taken from various sources including past Board Questions in General Engineering and Applied Sciences (GEAS) field.

Online Questions and Answers in Engineering Materials Series

Following is the list of multiple choice questions in this brand new series:

Engineering Materials MCQs
PART 1: MCQs from Number 1 – 50                        Answer key: PART I
PART 2: MCQs from Number 51 – 100                   Answer key: PART II
PART 3: MCQs from Number 101 – 150                 Answer key: PART III
PART 4: MCQs from Number 151 – 200                 Answer key: PART IV
PART 5: MCQs from Number 201 – 250                 Answer key: PART V
PART 6: MCQs from Number 251 – 300                 Answer key: PART VI
PART 7: MCQs from Number 301 – 350                 Answer key: PART VII

Continue Practice Exam Test Questions Part VI of the Series

251. What property of an element is determined by the number of protons in its nucleus?

  • a. Atomic weight
  • b. Atomic number
  • c. Isotopes
  • d. Atomic Mass unit

252. What are considered as the building blocks for engineering materials?

  • a. Atoms
  • b. Elements
  • c. Compounds
  • d. Matter

253. What refers to a metal combined with one or more other elements?

  • a. Mixture
  • b. Compound
  • c. Alloy
  • d. Molecule

254. What do you call metals reinforced by ceramic or other materials usually in fiber form?

  • a. Metalloids
  • b. Matrix Alloys
  • c. Metal Lattices
  • d. Metal Matrix Composites

255. The engineering materials known as “plastics” are more correctly called

  • a. Polyvinyl Chloride
  • b. Polymers
  • c. Polyethylene
  • d. Mers

256. What is a combination of two or more materials that has properties that the components material do not have by themselves?

  • a. Compound
  • b. Composite
  • c. Mixture
  • d. Matrix

257. What physical property of a material that refers to the point at which a material liquefies on heating or solidifies on cooling?

  • a. Melting point
  • b. Curie Point
  • c. Refractive index
  • d. Specific heat

258. What physical property of a material that refers to the temperature at which ferromagnetic materials can no longer be magnetized by outside forces?

  • a. Melting point
  • b. Curie Point
  • c. Refractive index
  • d. Specific heat

259. What physical property of a material refers to the amount of weight gain (%) experienced in a polymer after immersion in water for a specified length of time under a controlled environment?

  • a. Dielectric strength
  • b. Electric Resistivity
  • c. Water Absorption
  • d. Thermal conductivity

260. What physical property of material refers to the rate of heat flow per unit time in a homogeneous material under steady state conditions per unit area, unit temperature gradient in a direction perpendicular to the area?

  • a. Thermal expansion
  • b. Thermal conductivity
  • c. Heat distortion temperature
  • d. Water absorption

261. What is the absolute value of the ratio of the transverse strain to the corresponding axial strain in a body subjected to uniaxial stress?

  • a. Poisson’s Ratio
  • b. Euler’s Ratio
  • c. Refractive index
  • d. Dielectric index

262. What physical property of a material refers to the highest potential difference that an insulating material of a given thickness can withstand for a specified time without occurrence of electrical breakdown through its bulk?

  • a. Thermal expansion
  • b. Conductivity
  • c. Dielectric Strength
  • d. Electric Resistivity

263. What physical property of a material refers to the ratio of the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a unit mass of a substance 1 degree to the heat required to raise the same mass of water to 1 degree?

  • a. Specific Heat
  • b. Latent Heat
  • c. Heat of Fusion
  • d. Heat of Fission

264. What refers to the heat needed to change the temperature of the substances without changing its phases?

  • a. Latent heat
  • b. Sensible heat
  • c. Specific heat
  • d. entropy

265. What physical property of a material refers to the temperature at which a polymer under a specified load shows a polymer under a specified load shows a specified amount of deflection?

  • a. Curie temperature
  • b. Specific Heat
  • c. Heat Distortion Temperature
  • d. Thermal Conductivity

266. What mechanical property of a material refers to the nominal stress at fracture in a tension test at constant load and constant temperature?

  • a. Creep strength
  • b. Stress rapture strength
  • c. Compressive yield strength
  • d. Hardness

267. What mechanical property of a material refers to the resistance to plastic deformation?

  • a. Rigidity
  • b. Plasticity
  • c. Ductility
  • d. Hardness

268. What is obtained by repeatedly loading a specimen at given stress levels until it fails?

  • a. Elastic Limit
  • b. Endurance limit or fatigue strength of material
  • c. Creep
  • d. All of these

269. What dimensional property of a material refers to the deviation from edge straightness?

  • a. Lay
  • b. Out of Flat
  • c. Camber
  • d. Waviness

270. What dimensional property of a material refers to a wave like variation from a perfect surface, generally much wider in spacing and in higher in amplitude than surface roughness?

  • a. Lay
  • b. Waviness
  • c. Surface finish
  • d. Out of flat

271. Wood is composed of chains of cellulose molecules bonded together by another natural polymer called

  • a. Plastic
  • b. Lignin
  • c. mer
  • d. additive

272. What is a polymer production process that involves forming a polymer chain containing two different monomers?

  • a. Copolymerization
  • b. Blending
  • c. Alloying
  • d. Cross-linking

273. What is the generic name of a class of polymer which is commercial known as nylon?

  • a. Polyacetals
  • b. Polyamide
  • c. Cellulose
  • d. Polyester

274. What is a method of forming polymer sheets or films into three-dimensional shapes, in which the sheets is clamped on the edge, heated until it soften and sags, drawn in contact with the mold by vacuum, and cooled while still in contact with the mold?

  • a. Calendering
  • b. Blow molding
  • c. Thermoforming
  • d. Solid phase forming

275. What is a process of forming continuous shapes by forcing a molten polymer through a metal die?

  • a. Calendering
  • b. Thermoforming
  • c. Lithugraphy
  • d. Extrusion

276. What chemical property of a material which refers to its ability to resist deterioration by chemical or electrochemical reactions with environment?

  • a. Stereospecificity
  • b. Corrosion resistance
  • c. Conductivity
  • d. Electrical Resistance

277. What refers to the tendency for polymers and molecular material to form with an ordered spatial, three-dimensional arrangement of monomer molecules?

  • a. Stereospecificity
  • b. Corrosion resistance
  • c. Retentivity
  • d. Spatial Configuration

278. What is the ratio of the maximum load in a tension test to the original cross-sectional area of the test bar?

  • a. Tensile strength
  • b. Yield strength
  • c. Shear strength
  • d. Flexual strength

279. What is the ratio of stress to strain in a material loaded within its elastic range?

  • a. Poisson’s ratio
  • b. Refractive index
  • c. Modulus of elasticity
  • d. Percent elongation

280. What is measure of rigidity?

  • a. Stiffness
  • b. Hardness
  • c. Strength
  • d. Modulus of elasticity

281. The greatest stress which a material is capable of withstanding without deviation from acceptable stress to strain is called

  • a. elongation
  • b. proportional limit
  • c. yield point
  • d. elastic limit

282. What refers to the stress at which a material exhibits a specified deviation from proportionality of stress and strain?

  • a. Tensile strength
  • b. Shear strength
  • c. Yield strength
  • d. Flexural strength

283. What is the amount of energy required to fracture a given volume of material?

  • a. Impact strength
  • b. Endurance limit
  • c. Creep strength
  • d. Stress rupture strength

284. What mechanical property of a material which is a time-dependent permanent strain under stress?

  • a. elongation
  • b. elasticity
  • c. creep
  • d. rupture

285. In tensile testing, the increase in the gage length measured after the specimen fractures within the gage length is called

  • a. Percent elongation
  • b. Creep
  • c. Elasticity
  • d. Rupture

286. What is the resistance of a material to plastic deformation?

  • a. Hardness
  • b. Creepage
  • c. Stiffness
  • d. Rigidity

287. What is the maximum stress below which a material can theoretically endure an infinite number of stress cycles?

  • a. Endurance state
  • b. Endurance test
  • c. Endurance limit
  • d. Endurance strength

288. What is a substance that attracts piece of iron?

  • a. Conductor
  • b. Semiconductor
  • c. Magnet
  • d. All of the choices

289. Which of the following is a natural magnet?

  • a. Steel
  • b. Magnesia
  • c. Lodestone
  • d. Soft iron

290. Which of the following material has permeability, slightly less than that of free space?

  • a. Paramagnetic materials
  • b. Non-magnetic materials
  • c. Ferromagnetic materials
  • d. Diamagnetic materials

291. What materials has permeabilities slighter greater than that of free space?

  • a. Paramagnetic materials
  • b. Non-magnetic materials
  • c. Ferromagnetic materials
  • d. Diamagnetic materials

292. Which of the following materials have very high permeabilities?

  • a. Paramagnetic materials
  • b. Non-magnetic materials
  • c. Ferromagnetic materials
  • d. Diamagnetic materials

293. What is ASTM test for tension is designated for plastics?

  • a. A370
  • b. D638
  • c. E292
  • d. C674

294. What is ASTM test for compression is designated for plastics?

  • a. D638
  • b. D695
  • c. D790
  • d. D732

295. What is ASTM test for shear strength is designated for plastics?

  • a. D732
  • b. D790
  • c. D695
  • d. D638

296. What is the ASTM tension testing designation for standard methods of steel products?

  • a. A370
  • b. E345
  • c. E8
  • d. C674

297. What do you call a polymer without additive and without blending with another polymer?

  • a. Homopolymer
  • b. Ethenic polymer
  • c. Polyethylene
  • d. Copolymer

298. A large molecule with two alternating mers is known as

  • a. monomer
  • b. elastomer
  • c. mers
  • d. copolymer or interpolymer

299. What term is used to describe a polymer that has rubberlike properties?

  • a. Vulcanizer
  • b. Elasticmer
  • c. Polychloroprene
  • d. Elastomer

300. What is defined as an alloy of iron and carbon, with the carbon being restricted within certain concentration limits?

  • a. Steel
  • b. Wrought iron
  • c. Cast Iron
  • d. Tendons

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